Tao Te Ching

The Power of Goodness, the Wisdom Beyond Words
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SageSourceQuote
Leonard CohenBeautiful LosersDo not be a magician - be magic!
James HiltonLost HorizonWe believe that to govern perfectly it is necessary to avoid governing too much.
Herman MelvilleMoby Dick or The WhaleOld age is always wakeful; as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death.
Bertrand RussellTo teach how to live without certainty, and yet without being paralyzed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can still do for those who study it.
Joseph CampbellPower of Myth

Read the right books by the right people. Read and read and read. Find an author who really grabs you, read everything he has done, and then read what he has read.

LongchenpaKindly Bent to Ease Us, Trilogy of Finding Comfort and Ease ངལ་གསོ་སྐོར་གསུམ་

Set out on the path to peace by being alert and mindful to the misery of chasing after the fame, fortune, pleasure, and power goals of a belief in a separate self. Quickly conquer this fictitious being and enjoy the feast of life's true meaning.

Chögyam TrungpaA Buddhist Approach to Politics

The idea in the Western world is bringing the Kingdom of God to earth, or trying `to create the ideal Jewish level which is really a poverty-stricken way of viewing it. As long as we condemn ourselves, no confidence can take place. People are bewildered and only rely on technicians, technocrats, theologians, politicians...

J. D. SalingerFranny and Zooey

You can say the Jesus Prayer from now til doomsday but if you don't realize that the only thing that counts in the religious life is detachment, I don't see how you'll ever even move an inch. Detachment, buddy, and only detachment. Desirelessness.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

All but the sacred few who could not tame
Their spirits to the Conqueror, but as soon
As they had touch the world with living flame
Fled back like eagles to their native noon.


Jack KerouacSome of the Dharma

'Not one or the other or both or neither' explains away all arbitrary conceptions

Shan Dao

'Selling our souls to the devil' is just a dramatic way of saying 'trading our time for money.'

Aldous HuxleyBrave New World

'All right then,' said the savage defiantly, 'I'm claiming the right to be unhappy… the right to grow old and ugly and impotent; the right to have syphilis and cancer; the right to have too little to eat… the right to be tortured by unspeakable pains of every kind. I claim them all.'

Huston SmithWorld's Religions

'Civilization' is seductive where not imperious

Aldous HuxleyBrave New World

'Did you eat something that didn't agree with you?' asked Bernard. The Savage nodded. 'I ate civilization.'

Carl Jung

'I live' becomes the objective 'it lives me'… In the Pauline Christ-symbol ('No longer do I live, but Christ liveth in me.') the deepest religious experience of the West and East meet.

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

'I' is just a thought.

Jack KerouacSome of the Dharma

'They know not what they do' is a universal truth.

Peter AbelardDialogue Between a Philosopher, a Jew, and a Christian

'Tis a thousand times more easy to renounce the world than love.

Haruki Murakami

‘All you have to do is wait,’ I explained. ‘Sit tight and wait for the right moment, not try to change anything by force, just watch the drift of things… If you do that, you just naturally know what to do. But everyone’s always too busy. They’re too talented, their schedules are too full, they’re too interested in themselves…

Robert M. PirsigZen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

‘common sense’ is nothing more than the voices of thousands and thousands of ghosts from the past.